A School of Italian Excellence

Learn exceptional Venetian recipes, discover seasonal products from the Venetian lagoon and THE GRITTI PALACE’s Executive Chef Daniele Turco’s recipes and delicious creations. An indigenous culinary experience awaits at The Gritti Epicurean School in Venice, featuring demonstration classes and visits to the market, themed courses and indulgent ingredients.

Three-Course Dinner
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Indigenous Cooking Classes

Three-Course Dinner

In this half-day class Executive Chef, Daniele Turco, will give you an exciting introduction to Italian cooking and show you how to cook an exquisite three course dinner using local ingredients, an essential part of Venetian Cuisine.

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Half-Day Class
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Rialto Market Tour & Cooking Lesson

Half-Day Class

Guests day being with a tour of the Rialto Market, one of the oldest in Italy, where they learn more about local products, seasonality and how to choose and select them. Then, another indigenous experience awaits: the typical Venetian aperitivo with cicchetti at a traditional Bacaro. Afterwards, guests head back to the Epicurean Cooking School for the cooking lesson.

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Three-Day Program
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Stay & Cook

Three-Day Program

A three-day program with a visit to the local Rialto Market, an indigenous Venetian Aperitivo at a local bacaro and more to learn how to prepare a dinner with hand picked local ingredients.

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Chef's Table
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Team Building With Colleagues

Chef's Table

The night begins with a welcome aperitif with the Chef and indigenous treats of Prosecco and cicchetti and it ends with a small token to all participants: our signature apron and the recipes of the culinary creations.

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Executive Chef Daniele Turco

the perfect person for your learning path.

Chef Daniele Turco’s motto applied to each of his dishes: to separate the singular flavors of the fish, meat or vegetables with condiments and sauces so that guests can choose to merge them as they wish in order to perceive the true flavors of each ingredient. A motto of a man of countelss innovations and enormous vision, displaying the love of his Venice’s culinary heritage in his award-winning dishes.

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The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Occupying a prestigious setting on the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace was built in 1475 as residence of Doge Andrea Gritti. A leisurely short stroll from Piazza San Marco, the imposing palazzo awards rare views of Santa Maria della Salute.
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